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Mark S. Scarberry
is Professor of Law at Pepperdine University School of Law
The Pepperdine University School of Law is a law school located on the campus of Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.The school placed 54th among the nation's "Top 100" law schools according to the 2011 U.S. News and World Report rankings and is the third highest ranked law school in...
. Much of his research and teaching focuses on bankruptcy
Bankruptcy is a legal status of an insolvent person or an organisation, that is, one that cannot repay the debts owed to creditors. In most jurisdictions bankruptcy is imposed by a court order, often initiated by the debtor....
and constitutional law
Constitutional law is the body of law which defines the relationship of different entities within a state, namely, the executive, the legislature and the judiciary....
. Scarberry is "a self-described evangelical
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Scarberry earned his J.D.
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from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law in 1978 and his A.B.
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from Occidental College
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Scarberry has edited law casebooks. During the fall of 2007, Scarberry was a Robert M. Zinman Resident Scholar at the American Bankruptcy Institute. Scarberry has testified before a subcommittee of the United States Senate
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and a subcommittee of the United States House of Representatives
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